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Rebecca S. RUSSELL

Female 1944 - 1987  (43 years)

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  • Name Rebecca S. RUSSELL 
    Born 19 Jul 1944  Rochester, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Rebecca S. "Becky" RUSSELL 
    Died 29 Aug 1987  Muncie, Delaware County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:


      Wilma FOLTZ has provided a hand-copied transcript of the
      following obituary. Source is not named.

      "AUGUST 29, 1987

      Rebecca S. "Becky" NELSON, 43, Muncie, daughter of Everett and Pauline AULT RUSSELL, Rt. 1, Rochester, died Saturday afternoon at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie. She had been a mathematical sciences professor at Ball State University since 1971.

      She was born July 19, 1944, in Rochester and was a 1962 graduate of Argos High School. She received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mathematics-Education at Ball State University and taught at Yorktown Elementary School from 1967 to 1969. Then she enrolled at Indiana University in Bloomington, from which she received a Doctorate of Education Degree in Mathematics Education.

      NELSON gave more than 40 presentations on Elementary Mathematics Education at professional meetings and contributed several articles to "Arithmetic Teacher" and Croft-Nei Publications. She also was the author of two mathematics books for students.

      NELSON had directed the Ball State Institute for for the Gifted in Mathematics since 1981. She received the University's "Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award" in 1974, was listed in "Who's Who of American Women" in 1983 and 1984, and was named an "Outstanding Young Woman of America" in 1978.

      She was a former president of the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics, a former member of the Undergraduate Educational Policies of B.S.U., and a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Muncie.

      Surviving with the parents are a son, Timothy Scott NELSON, at home; a sister, Barbara WAGONER, Westfield, and a brother, Bill, Leiters Ford.

      Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Meeks Mortuary Chapel, 415 East Washington St., Muncie, with the Rev. John CONSTANT officiating. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until services. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society, the Ball State University Foundation or the Rebecca S. NELSON Scholarship Fund, Muncie IN 47306."


      There was no mention made of a marriage, but because of the last name and the surname of her son, it is assumed that she had been married and was divorced at the time of her death.


      1. Obituaries: Rebecca S. "Becky" NELSON (1987); Barbara RUSSELL WAGONER, Sister (1990); Everett W. RUSSELL, Father (1991). Copies of all obituaries provided by Wilma (MOW) FOLTZ; 1049 E - 450 N; Rochester, IN 46975.
      2. Pauline (AULT) RUSSELL, Rochester,IN (in response to a request from Wilma FOLTZ for AULT family data.)
    Person ID I6935  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 

    Father Everett W. RUSSELL,   b. 21 Jan 1919, Harrison Township, Pulaski County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1991, Rochester, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family --- NELSON 
     1. Timothy Scott NELSON  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 19:11:43 
    Family ID F3500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart